Everyone is going green these days. From outfitting your home with environmentally friendly appliances to replacing your pickup with the latest Prius, we’re all looking for ways to save energy. Fortunately, our Green and Glowing Avocado Smoothie is right on trend. Packed full of green fruits and vegetables like avocado and spinach, this avocado smoothie delivers energy and healthy fats with every sip. With a cucumber spear for garnish (and noshing!), you’ll feel like you’re enjoying a day at the spa—and your skin will look like you came from the spa, as well. Blend up a batch of this hydrating smoothie today.
Ready In: 10 minutes
1 ripe avocado
1 cup green grapes
1 cup baby spinach
1 Persian cucumber, more for optional garnish
1 cup chilled coconut water
1/2 cup ice cubes
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 teaspoon bee pollen
Add to the blender or food processor 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted.
Add 1 cup green grapes.
Add 1 cup baby spinach.
Add 1 Persian cucumber.
Add 1 cup chilled coconut water.
Add 1/2 cup ice cubes.
Add 1 tablespoon hemp seeds.
Add 1 teaspoon bee pollen.
Blend contents until smooth and creamy.
Pour into a tall glass.
Garnish with a cucumber spear.
Enjoy this beverage with a friend.
Avocado: this potassium-rich food helps promote healthy blood pressure levels.
Grapes: full of micronutrients like copper, iron, and manganese, grapes help maintain and strengthen bones.
Spinach: quite the brain booster, spinach has been shown to help improve memory and mental clarity.
Cucumber: high in both water content and antioxidants, cucumbers are known to fight free radicals associated with cancer, heart disease, and autoimmune conditions.
Coconut water: rich in electrolytes, coconut water is a terrific post-workout hydrator.
Hemp seeds: full of essential fatty acids, hemp seed is a great source of protein.
Bee pollen: possesses antimicrobial and antiviral properties that give a boost to the immune system.